Game Thread 9/26/12

Nobody told me today’s game was at 12:35pm HST!

The Dodgers send Aaron Harang out to do battle with Clayton Richard. Harang hasn’t won a game since August 18 (not a surprise; if commenter scooplew’s math is correct, yesterday’s game was the 20th consecutive one in which the Dodgers’ starter did not get a win). Meanwhile, Richard’s been on a roll. In his last eight starts he’s 6-1 with a 3.25 ERA.

The game is televised by Prime Ticket today, so I’ll have an opportunity to watch. I’ll post the lineup later when Mattingly tells the media who’s starting.

Lineup per Eric Stephen @ True Blue LA via Twitter:

Victorino RF
Herrera LF
Kemp CF
Gonzalez 1B
Ramirez SS
Cruz 3B
Punto 2B
Treanor C
Harang p

Victorino was a late scratch. Here’s the new lineup:

Herrera, E, LF
Punto, N, 2B
Kemp, M, CF
Gonzalez, A, 1B
Ramirez, H, SS
Cruz, L, 3B
Rivera, J, RF
Treanor, M, C
Harang, A, P

52 thoughts on “Game Thread 9/26/12

  1. looks like Andre has been benched due to yesterday (but I’m sure they will say he has been ‘rested’)

    • Tough night last night and a lefty pitching today. Good day for a rest. Give it another week, and he’ll likely get plenty. 🙁

      • From the Gameday preview linked above: “The Dodgers outfielder is hitting just .143 off Richard in 31 career plate appearances with just one extra-base hit.”

  2. Neither Ellis is playing, either. Looks like Mattingly is just rolling dice, saying “hey, these guys are tired and they’re not producing very much, so let ’em have a day off.”

  3. Cruz needs to lead off and Ramirez needs to hit second. Kemp needs to suggest to the Manager that he needs to be moved down in the batting order.

    Oh, and Victorino needs to play bench.

  4. I was a suffering Loney fan and Gonzales was one of the few players that I was okay with replacing Loney. That said, I would have preferred to trade for Headley than for Gonzales. I would have traded Ethier for Wright as well or Ethier for Upton. And, I love Cruz.

  5. Just caught up with the game

    My daughter had a 1 day baby sitting class where she learned CPR the class let out a little late.

    Last night I met Mrs. Kemp before the game then asked her to have her son sign my new Matt Kemp Jeresy after I told her Matt and I shared the same birthday. My seats where right next to the third base camera well so it was easy to get autographs

    I also got Clayton to sign my new Kershaw Jersey. Luis Cruz signed my Andre Ethier autograph jersey

    My daughter got the following signatures on her gameday baseballs: Manny Mota, Luis Cruz, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Vizciano, and Tommy LaSorda

  6. Question on Ethier not in lineup: did anything unusual happen with him last night that you all were referring to a bit earlier, or did he just have a really tough day at the RF office?

  7. Hey Linkmeister, nice going over here! After a few days of trying to make sense of TBLA, I give up. Especially after nobody – nobody! – remarked at all on Donnie’s infuriating (to me) decision to give up a precious out in the 9th with Punto’s bunt. As if Dee Gordon can’t score from 2nd on a base hit. As culpable as the players are, Donnie lost that one.

  8. Who is this team that has scored in almost every inning? Someone else wearing Dodger unis must be playing the Padres…